Calling Devon adventures – could you conquer Snowdon by moonlight for the NSPCC? (From Mid Devon Star)
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Calling Devon adventures – could you conquer Snowdon by moonlight for the NSPCC?
9:58am Wednesday 7th May 2014 in Devon
THIS September, the NSPCC is looking for adventurers from Devon to take on an exclusive trek to the summit of Mount Snowdon by moonlight to raise vital funds.
Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales and is popular trek by day; however its slopes have been largely unexplored by night, until now.
Taking place on 6-7 September 2014, this unusual trek will be an unforgettable experience – climbing 1,085m to the summit of Mount Snowdon by moonlight and descending the mountain slopes by sunrise.
Snowdonia National Park is synonymous with beautiful, rugged landscapes, wonderful trekking and outdoor pursuits.
The start of the trek will provide stunning views of the National Park in the fading light, and as the night draws in this challenge turns into a real adventure as you navigate the mountain paths by moonlight.
Trekking at night is a very different experience than during the day; your senses grow used to the darkness and you can enjoy the silence and the remoteness of the mountain.
When you reach the summit, you’ll have the chance to explore and take in your achievement before starting your descent.
The sky will start to lighten and you will be able to enjoy wonderful views over the Menai Strait towards Anglesey.
As the sun rises, the spectacular landscape will open up before you, leaving you amazed by how far you have climbed and ready for a hearty celebratory breakfast.
By taking part in this exclusive trek, you can help the NSPCC to protect children all year round through its projects and services including ChildLine – the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people in distress or danger.
Anyone interested in the Snowdon Moonlight Challenge will need to commit to raising a minimum of £350 to secure their place and pay a registration fee of £29, but with plenty of time to build up your fitness, and with the support of the NSPCC’s dedicated fundraising team, this really is an experience not to be missed.
For more information about the trek or to register your interest visit www.nspcc.org.uk/snowdonmoonlight
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